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  • Danish PM receives complaint from Israel’s Netanyahu: report

    05/26/2017 11:10:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 26 May 2017 09:21 CEST+02:00
    Denmark’s prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen reportedly received a rebuke from Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu over Danish support for Palestinian organizations. The two prime ministers spoke over the telephone Wednesday, reports newspaper Berlingske, citing anonymous Danish and Israeli sources.Netanyahu wished to express his displeasure at Danish state support for a number of Palestinian organizations, according to the report. Neither Denmark nor Israel has officially confirmed that the conversation took place. Last week, Netanyahu asked Danish foreign minister Anders Samuelsen to scrap Denmark’s support for Palestinian organizations during an official visit by the latter to Jerusalem. After that meeting, Samuelsen signed...
  • France vows to help Britain fight terror

    05/26/2017 9:39:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 26 May 2017 17:34 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    President Emmanuel Macron has vowed France’s total support in Britain’s fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack as he met Prime Minister Theresa May at the G7 summit. “We will be here to cooperate and do everything we can in order to increase this cooperation at the European level, in order to do more from a bilateral point of view against terrorism,” Macron told her, in their first formal meeting since he took office. The bombing of a pop concert in Manchester on Monday night, which left 22 people dead, came a year and a half after another assault claimed...
  • France urges Trump not to rush on Paris climate deal

    05/25/2017 9:29:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 25 May 2017 17:51 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said he hoped US President Donald Trump would not rush into deciding what to do with the Paris climate agreement. “My wish is that the United States takes no hurried decision,” Macron told a news briefing after talks with Trump, in which the two leaders discussed Washington’s doubts over the 196-nation climate pact reached in late 2015. “I told the US president the importance of the deal for us, the importance of the commitment made by the international community,” he said. …
  • Berlin sets up toughest security yet for Obama visit during Church congress

    05/24/2017 7:33:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 May 2017 10:33 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    Police in the capital have “thought through every scenario” as they prepare to keep visitors safe during Protestant Reformation celebrations, which include a visit by Barack Obama. Around 140,000 visitors are expected in Berlin for the Church Congress marking 500 years since the start of the Protestant Reformation, which kicks off on Wednesday evening and lasts until Sunday. Former US President Obama will be the star guest in the proceedings, discussing “engaged democracy” with Chancellor Angela Merkel in front of a crowd of 80,000 at the Brandenburg Gate on Thursday. “Unfortunately, the terror threat has been constantly high for a...
  • Germany and France vow to speed up eurozone integration

    05/22/2017 11:07:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 May 2017 15:06 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Core EU powers France and Germany vowed Monday to accelerate eurozone integration, with a new bilateral panel to work out ways to kickstart the reform process. “We’ve been talking about progress in eurozone integration for years, but things are not moving fast enough,” said France’s new Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire in Berlin after talks with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schäuble. “We have now decided to get things going more quickly and further in a very concrete manner,” he said. Schäuble agreed that “we are convinced that Germany and France must take a leading role” in strengthening the European Union...
  • The Latest: Mogherini warns against US cuts in UN funding

    05/20/2017 7:55:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2017 11:30 AM EDT
    The EU foreign policy chief says Europe does “not see eye to eye” with the Trump administration on major issues such as trade, climate change and funding of U.N. agencies, but can “easily” work with the U.S. on Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Federica Mogherini spoke Saturday during a regional gathering of the World Economic Forum. Mogherini warned that threatened U.S. cuts in funding U.N. agencies “would create a major security issue worldwide, including in Europe.” …
  • German MP Röttgen: 'There is no US-foreign policy yet'

    05/19/2017 10:36:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.18.2017 | Rebecca Staudenmaier
    Norbert Röttgen, the chairman of the German parliament’s foreign affairs committee, said in an interview on Thursday that although there has been lots of “ideological rhetoric” coming from the White House, President Donald Trump’s new administration is lacking after 100 days. “There isn’t any US foreign policy yet,” he told German public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk in a radio interview. “This is, of course, a factor that is disturbing in its own right.” He added that the Trump administration is still lacking concrete trade policies, but most crucially, there are personnel problems within the US State department. “There’s still no sufficiently operational...
  • Italy's top court rules Sikhs can't carry religious knives

    05/19/2017 8:59:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 16 May 2017 11:11 CEST+02:00
    Italy’s Court of Cassation ruled on Monday that a Sikh man was not allowed to carry a knife considered sacred by his religion in public. Migrants have a duty to conform to local values in the society they choose to move to, the court said, even if those values are different from in their home country. The kirpan, a small knife or sword, is one of five religious articles many Sikhs carry with them at all times. But the legality of carrying the curved knife in public has been debated in several countries where Sikhs are a minority. Denmark became...
  • Europe rights chief says migrant laws push youth to crime

    05/19/2017 11:31:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2017 11:53 AM EDT | Menelaos Hadjicostis
    Laws in some European countries that impede migrant children from reuniting with their families or force them to leave when they turn 18 create a “huge security risk” by potentially turning young people to crime and extremism, the chief of Europe’s top human rights body said Friday. Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland said such laws compel many young migrants facing uncertain futures to flee, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation from human traffickers who could push them into crime or the illicit sex trade. “This is causing a huge security risk for Europe,” Jagland said during an interview with...
  • Macron riles French media with reporter ban

    05/19/2017 6:29:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 19 May 2017 14:49 CEST+02:00
    President Emmanuel Macron has had his first major spat with the media since taking power, after his team imposed restrictions on which journalists could travel with him on a trip to visit French troops stationed in west Africa. The move, which echoes similar conflicts over media coverage of Donald Trump’s presidency in the United States, sparked an angry joint response by more than 20 of the country’s top media outlets, including Le Monde newspaper, Agence France-Presse and state-owned broadcaster France 3. “In no case must the Elysée decide on those of us who are entitled or not to cover a...
  • Merkel awards first integration prize to small town that took in extra refugees [Altena, Germany]

    05/19/2017 5:56:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 19 May 2017 14:09 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    Altena, a town in western Germany, was on Wednesday honored by Chancellor Angela Merkel for its achievements in integrating refugees. It was the first place to win the National Integration Prize, and received €10,000 for its efforts. The North Rhine-Westphalian town set up a program which aimed to successfully integrate every refugee that was sent there. The program, called “From refugee to Altena co-citizen”, ensured that every refugee family which arrived in the town of 17,300 people was given a “mentor” who helped them settle in, according to n-tv. The new arrivals were also given an apartment within a community...
  • Impact of school segregation on performances overstated, Swedish study shows

    05/13/2017 5:52:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 12 May 2017 15:10 CEST+02:00 | Lee Roden
    The impact of ethnic segregation on the performance of school students is being significantly overstated, according to a new Swedish study. Increased variation in performances between schools in Sweden has coincided with an increase in ethnic school segregation, the study notes, which means policy makers, school administrators and parents have drawn the intuitive conclusion that “ethnic school segregation impedes the education progress of both native born and immigrant studies”. In order to put the validity of that conclusion to the test, Maria Brandén and Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund from Linköping University, and Ryszard Szulkin from Stockholm University studied data from students...
  • UK's Johnson says EU may have to pay Brexit divorce bill

    05/13/2017 8:56:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2017 10:25 AM EDT
    Britain’s foreign secretary says Brussels may have to pay Britain for its exit from the European Union, rather than the other way around. Boris Johnson says Britain’s share of EU assets is so valuable that the EU may have to end up paying Britain when it leaves the bloc. He spoke to The Telegraph newspaper. […] The outspoken politician called Brussels “ruthless in its negotiating techniques” and said “they are going to play dirty.” …
  • Switzerland and Germany sign ‘no spying’ agreement: report

    05/12/2017 11:26:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 12 May 2017 11:18 CEST+02:00
    Just a fortnight after the revelation that Switzerland conducted a spying mission in Germany in 2012, media in the two countries have reported that the neighboring nations recently signed an agreement to stop all such espionage. Citing sources close to the Swiss government, Swiss paper Tages Anzeiger and the German Süddeutsche Zeitung said that in January 2017 the two countries concluded a “Memorandum of Understanding” to forbid each country’s intelligence service from carrying out espionage activities against the other. From now on, Switzerland will tell the German government if it wishes to conduct an anti-crime operation in Germany, and vice-versa....
  • US neo-Nazis linked to Macron hack

    05/12/2017 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 05/12/2017 09:23 | Andrew Rettman
    The spread of stolen emails designed to harm Emmanuel Macron was linked to US-based neo-Nazis, according to a French investigation. France’s Le Monde newspaper reported on Thursday (11 May) that a website called nouveaumartel.com, which was named as a go-to place for the purloined emails, shared the same digital infrastructure as dailystormer.com, a website created by the US neo-Nazi activist Andrew Auernheimer. The emails were dumped online on 5 May, shortly before Macron won the French presidential election by a landslide. The dump came two days after an anonymous user of an online message board called 4chan.org published fake documents...
  • China and Europe: Together we can make a difference [Chinese ambassador to EU]

    05/12/2017 10:27:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    EurActiv ^ | 05/12/2017 10:09 | Yang Yanyi
    H.E. Ambassador Yang Yanyi is head of the Chinese Mission to the EU.(The Belt and Road Forum) has attracted broad participation of some 1,500 officials, scholars, entrepreneurs and people from financial institutions and media from more than 130 countries, principals and representatives from over 70 international organizations. […] At a time when the foundation for global economic recovery is not solid, trade investment remains weak, and growth impetus unstable, this Forum, with “Strengthening International Cooperation and Co-building the ‘Belt and Road’ for Win-win Development” as its central theme, will offer an excellent opportunity to take stock of what has been...
  • Brexit will harm EU cohesion policy, regions warn

    05/12/2017 8:19:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 05/12/2017 6:28 (updated: 8:13) | Aria Koutra
    EU cohesion policy will “suffer heavily” during Brexit given the anticipated halting of payments for certain projects until 2020, the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) warned. EurActiv Greece reports.Speaking with journalists in Brussels, CPMR’s secretary general, Eleni Marianou, focused on the impact of Brexit, stressing that there are two bills to be paid, one now and one post-2020. “The first bill is the one the UK needs to pay before leaving the EU, which is €60 billion, and I don’t know if Theresa May is going to pay that,” she argued. She added that the “cohesion policy will suffer...
  • 'The greed of the German state has become almost kleptocratic' [FDP party leader]

    05/11/2017 8:01:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 May 2017 15:33 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    With Germany raking in more taxes due to strong economic performance, the leader of its liberal party has suggested state officials are enriching themselves at the cost of the taxpayer. “The greed of the state has taken on kleptocratic characteristics,” Christian Lindner, head of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) told Handelsblatt on Wednesday. A kleptocracy is a form of government in which officials corruptly use public funds for personal gain. “The yearly tax intake of the state is set to be €100 billion higher in 2020 than this year, if we don’t act. For the FDP, it is clear that...
  • Obama Uses Private Jet, 14 Car Convoy to Get to European Climate Change Speech

    05/10/2017 6:45:09 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 32 replies
    Indepent Journal Review ^ | 5/10/2017 | Conor Swanberg
    It seems like Obama has taken a page out of Leonardo DiCaprio's book of “do as I say, not as I do” and took a private jet to Milan. Not only that, he had a 14 car convoy to get into the city, which also included protection from above with a helicopter.
  • Study: 40% of Germans hold modern antisemitic views [anti-Israel]

    05/10/2017 5:51:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 6, 2017 20:32 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Ahead of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s visit to Israel on Saturday, a German government study revealed that nearly 33 million Germans, 40% of the population of 82 million, are infected with contemporary antisemitism — hatred of the Jewish state. The report, which was published on April 24, details in a section titled “Agreement to Israel-related antisemitism” that 40% of Germans who were polled showed approval for the following statement: “Based on Israel’s policies, I can understand people having something against the Jews.” The federal government’s antisemitism report found that the proportion of Germans who agreed with the antisemitic statement increased...